Robert Hesp is a live-artist, choreographer and dancer from Leeds, England currently based in London.
Rob is interested in the ways human beings come together, using his work to suggest alternate modes of being and feeling. His performance is constructed from a fluid and evolving queer perspective, often using viscous mess, material textures and object forms alongside the moving body.
Rob performs and presents work both nationally and internationally, having shown work at venues including the V&A Museum, Southbank Centre and Roundhouse, as well as at high profile festivals and art platforms such as Latitude, Spill festival, and Buzzcut. He is also an associate artist and teacher with integrated contemporary dance company, Candoco.
As a dancer Rob has collaborated and worked with artists including La JohnJoseph, Luke Pell, Kimberley Harvey (Subtle Kraft Co) and Farah Saleh, performing at venues including the Saatchi gallery and Tate Modern.
Image from 'Soft fruit punch' 2019 by Rob Hesp, taken by Christa Holka.